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“Mountain Biker's Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Arista of Rotorua

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Arista of Rotorua
Ranked #3 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Mountain Biker's Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

My partner and I had for a long time wanted to go and ride the trails in Rotorua. One of the biggest deciders on where we would stay would be the location to the trails and that the hotel needed to be MTB "friendly"...In that is needed to either have a secure lock up for the bikes (or allow them in the rooms & that is needed to have a wash down facility. The Arista was the first one on our search when we entered "MTB friendly". It was the most amazing choice. Mike and the staff were awesome. We were made to feel very welcome from the get go. Mike and the gang bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed, pointed us in the right direction for great restaurants and sights. We definitely recommend this hotel to anyone that is looking at a getaway in Rotorua. Great rooms, Great location....Simply awesome! Thanks Mike.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. Clean, tidy, modern...Centrally located to town and the shops!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Hi, thanks for the great review! Mountain-biking in Rotorua is a MUST and we are proud to be MTB friendly. Since building the wash down area, we have had so many guests compliment us on it. The secure lock up provides 'piece of mind' for guests and means the bikes don't get in your way inside the room. The benefit of being so close to the MTB tracks too is that you can leave your car secured here and ride straight to and from the tracks! Thanks again for the review. We hope to see you again soon!
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

My family we all so impressed with the beautiful mezzanine rooms, all which contain spas. The rooms are huge and contain everything you need. The owner Mike is so helpful and will go above and beyond to make sure your stay is enjoyable and will suggest local places and attractions to visit. We haven't had that level of personal customer service in all our travels throughout the whole of NZ. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Hi there, thank you for your kind words. It is our pleasure to help you to enjoy your stay and maximize your time here in Rotorua. We are proud to showcase our local knowledge and enjoy spending time with our guests. Hope to see you all again soon! :-)
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stayed here with my young family and loved it - clean and spacious room, easy to find. The outdoor spa was a hit with my son as well as the playground (though I would suggest a bit of maintenance to be done with it) The service were friendly, I do find the washing machine and dryer to be very expensive to use.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Hi Shirley, thanks for the review! It's great to hear the kids enjoyed the playground and of course the spa! We have been so busy maintaining the rooms that we've neglected the poor playground. Thanks for bringing it to our attention! We are glad you and the family loved staying with us. Hope to see you again next year! :-)
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed for two nights having read reviews on Trip Adviser. Very welcoming and helpful owners and spacious accommodation with spa bath. Easy to find on "motel mile". Our unit was tucked away in a corner and quite dark inside. Also location is a bit further out from the town centre than the website implies. Good supermarket nearby.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mike and Annema... G, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review us! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and the spa bath. We do our best to make sure our guests feel welcome here so I'm glad the two of you did. The 25 minute walk (5 minute drive) into the town centre is great for us because it means we are still close but also closer to attractions like the Redwood Forest and Te Puia, and the perfect location to head south to Lake Taupo or east to Tauranga. Thanks also for bringing to our attention the darkness of the room! We have just invested in new light bulbs which should improve this for future guests. We hope to see you again when you're next in New Zealand!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Friendly and thoughtful operator. The units we stayed even has jacuzzi in the backyard. There is even free wifi. Good for those travelling in big groups. The unit I stayed in can fit 7 persons. Fully equipped kitchen. Has laundry facilities and free DVD for guests to watch.

  • Stayed March 2014
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danjoge, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Hi Susanna, thank you for your review. We are happy we could provide the perfect accommodation for your group of travelers. The kitchenette does indeed come in handy for a large group and it's great to hear you enjoyed the Jacuzzi. It is our pleasure to provide you with friendly and thoughtful customer service and we take great pride in ensuring all guests are well looked after. I'm glad you found the amenities, free wifi and free DVD hire a bonus on your trip. Thanks again for the review.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stayed here for two nights this week.
The rooms were spacious and modern, and the small modern kitchenette was a surprise addition.
The beds were very comfortable too!!
The facilities were clean and tidy.
The staff were all fantastic, friendly and knowledgable about the local sights and surrounds.

Surprise bonuses- free unlimited DVD hire, which was great for our kids(and they had a great selection too)
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The breakfast bundle (loaf of bread, condiments, a box of cornflakes, milk, and a bottle of juice)which received on arrival, which was completely unexpected!

High recommend!!!

  • Stayed March 2014
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danjoge, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you found the kitchenette useful and the facilities up to standard. Our team work really hard to maintain a high standard of presentation and we are glad your kind words reflect this. It is our pleasure to pass onto you our local knowledge in the hopes that you have the best experience possible here in Rotorua and we enjoy bringing smiles to the faces of our guests. The free DVD hire is definitely a hit with our guests and we are glad you got good use out of it. Definitely a great 'babysitter.' We thank you again for your great review and hope to see you again soon!
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

One of our favourite motels on our recent New Zealand trip; plenty of space, great spa pool and friendly people. Loved having the two levels, and our own spa pool. If you are looking for a place to stay in a Rotorua, look no further!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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danjoge, Front Office Manager at Arista of Rotorua, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thanks for your review Felicia. We are happy the Arista made a great impression with you during your holiday around New Zealand. As you said, there is definitely plenty of space here and its great you enjoyed the private spa pool! We work hard at providing friendly and warm hospitality to our guests and we are happy to hear that you received just that! Thanks again for the review. Take care.
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Property: Arista of Rotorua
Address: 296 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Cedar Lodge Motel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#3 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Business Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arista of Rotorua 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Do you want SPACE? Try us, we're the largest Units in Rotorua! Sleeping 1-8, they all have Kitchenettes, private spa pools, thermally heated, 2 TVs, DVD player and free DVD hire for family units. We have a bus stop at our door step. We are just a kilometre from town, and if you want to be really looked after while you visit Rotorua, stay with us! Qualmark 4.5 Star rating. ... more   less 
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